February 1, 2015

Film Review: Selma Stands and Delivers

 MLK film is more than the sum of its parts. Biopics and docudramas are tricky. The event serving as the basis for the film has to carry the proper gravitas so it doesn’t ring hollow. Meanwhile, the main character has to be authentic enough not be profane to history. Ana DuVernay’s Selma bravely tackles one of the turning points in America’s checkered history with race. There are subtle hits and misses but the … [Read More...]

Reading Aloud with Jane Marla Robbins, February 4

 Topanga Authors Group (TAG) presents a lecture with veteran performance coach and writer, Jane Marla Robbins, who shares techniques to help writers read their work out loud. The lecture, which will include group exercises and individual coaching, will be held in the Meeting Room at Topanga Library from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4. The evening is free and open to the public. Complementary coffee, tea, and refres… [Read More...]

Juried Art Show Winners at Topanga Canyon Gallery

 For more than ten years, Topanga Canyon Gallery (TCG) has hosted an annual Juried show. The show is open to all artists but the work needs to be hand delivered. As a result, most entries are from Southern California. After viewing 280 works of art, this year’s juror, Michael Zakian, selected 47 pieces for the 2015 show. This is the second time Zakian has served as the Gallery juror. He is currently the … [Read More...]